Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three

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Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three
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Studio album by Chicago
Released October 4, 2011
Recorded October 2010
Genre Rock, Christmas music
Length 53:23
Label Chicago II Records
Producer Phil Ramone
Chicago chronology
Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus
(2008)
Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three
(2011)
Chicago XXXIV: Live in ‘75
(2011)

Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three is the twenty-second studio album, and the second full album of Christmas songs by the American rock band, Chicago. The album was released on October 4, 2011. The collection includes a variety of holiday classics and a new tune, "Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day", co-written by founding trumpet player Lee Loughnane.

The album was produced by veteran producer Phil Ramone, who co-produced the band's albums Hot Streets (1978) and Chicago 13 (1979). The album features guest artists Dolly Parton on Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time", America on "I Saw Three Ships", BeBe Winans on "Merry Christmas Darling", and guitarist Steve Cropper on "Rockin’ And Rollin’ On Christmas Day".

Chicago XXXIII: Oh Christmas Three was preceded by Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album in 1998, which, itself, was reissued in 1999 with one new track; and in 2003 under a new title, What's It Gonna Be, Santa? with six new tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
1. "Wonderful Christmas Time" (featuring Dolly Parton) Paul McCartney Scheff, Dolly Parton 3:50
2. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"   Johnny Marks Howland 3:38
3. "I Saw Three Ships" (featuring America) (Traditional) Lamm, America 3:15
4. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"   Justin Timberlake; JC Chasez; Veit Renn Pardini 4:21
5. "What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?"   Frank Loesser Scheff 5:16
6. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"   Edward Pola; George Wyle Loughnane 3:42
7. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Kim Gannon; Walter Kent; Buck Ram Pardini 3:36
8. "On The Last Night Of The Year"   Phil Galdston; Michael Whalen Lamm 3:48
9. "Merry Christmas Darling" (featuring Bebe Winans) Richard Carpenter; Frank Pooler BeBe Winans 3:22
10. "Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day" (featuring Steve Cropper) Lee Loughnane; John Durill Loughnane 4:19
11. "My Favorite Things"   Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II Lamm 3:30
12. "O Christmas Tree"   (Traditional) Scheff, Howland 3:54
13. "Jingle Bells"   James Lord Pierpont Pardini 3:40
14. "Here Comes Santa Claus/Joy to the World" (with Children's Choir) Gene Autry; Oakley Haldeman/Isaac Watts Pardini; children's choir 3:03
Total length:
53:23

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • America (Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell) – vocals, ukuleles, guitars & vocal arrangement (I Saw Three Ships)
  • Hank Linderman – cuatro (I Saw Three Ships)
  • Dolly Parton – vocals (Wonderful Christmas Time)
  • Bebe Winans – vocals (Merry Christmas Darling)
  • Steve Cropper – guitar (Rockin’ And Rollin’ On Christmas Day)
  • Children's Choir: Grace Howland, Hope Howland, Lydia Young, Jillian DeGrie, Lilli Pankow, Carter Pankow, Connor Scheff, Jason Scheff Jr. – vocals (Here Comes Santa Claus/Joy To The World)
Production
  • Produced by Phil Ramone
  • Management – Peter Schivarelli
  • Recorded by Matt Coles & Adam Deane
  • Pre-Mix Crew – Drew Hester & Keith Smith
  • Mixed by B.J. Ramone
  • Art Direction: Bobby Woods

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